Jaguar's cars are known for long, flowing curves and head-turning looks, so it makes perfect sense that the luxury automotive marque would enlist the help of Baywatch actress Alexandra Daddario to celebrate the 2019 XJ Collection Special Edition.
Jag partnered with famed fashion photographer Max Montgomery to capture the Maxim Hot 100 beauty alongside this year's final, limited-production version of the striking performance sedan in an exclusive photo series.
“What better way to honor the timeless and elegant XJ Collection Special Edition than through the lens of Max Montgomery,” said Kim McCullough, Vice President, Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America. “Combing those two elements with Alexandra Daddario’s style truly captures the essence of this model.”
Each car is one of only 300 and based on the long-wheelbase, rear-wheel drive Jaguar XJL Supercharged. A formidable 470 horsepower comes courtesy of a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that's mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Its already-stylish exterior is elevated by a set of intricately designed 20-inch, five split-spoke wheels in a satin gray finish, as well as a shining "Collection" badge on the trunk.
More elements exclusive the the Collection Special Edition adorn the interior, including glossy rich oak door panels with laser inlays, a wood and leather steering wheel, metal treadplates with "XJ Collection" branding, and an "XJ Collection One of 300" intaglio on the leather-clad dash.
The cockpit also comes equipped with the XJ's host of high-end standard features, including adaptive cruise control, parking aids, a Meridian audio system, and a ten-inch touchscreen that can be used to control the infotainment system's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services.
Priced at $85,000, the new Jaguar XJ Collection Special Edition model is available only in the U.S.